Saskatoon residents have a new avenue to clear the air about medical marijuana.
Supplying customers with information, classes and access to doctors open to prescribing medical marijuana, National Access Cannabis (NAC) opened its Saskatoon location in early January.
Promoting and educating people about marijuana as medicine, the business — which has locations across Canada — does not house or sell any marijuana, nor does it encourage people to purchase marijuana from illegal storefront dispensaries.
Instead it encourages clients to purchase medicine from one of Health Canada’s 38 licensed producers.
Manager Delanie Jones says the business focuses on creating an information network for those using the medicine, as some undergoing or interested in treatment may feel isolated due to stigma associated with the drug.
“When people think of Cannabis, they think of smoking a joint or that stoner who can’t keep a job or even a conversation, which is so wrong,” she said. “There’s so many professionals that treat with this, and they’re not high.”
She explained there are many ways to use marijuana medically without becoming intoxicated, as it can be baked into edibles at low doses or used in ointments which can be applied topically.